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Northeast / Pennsylvania - 3 days ago

The mission—Getting more Black teachers into PPS

GEORGE BOOKER, a paraprofessional with Pittsburgh Public Schools, applies for the Para2Teacher program, which would enable him to obtain a master’s degree in education in two years. (Photo by Rob Taylor Jr.) by Rob Taylor Jr., Courier Staff Writer African American students make up 53 percent of th...

Northeast / Pennsylvania - 3 days ago

Senior ‘Fare’

by Debbie Norrell, Lifestyles Editor When I see a phone number that I don’t recognize on my cell phone, I typically don’t answer it. The other day I got a call that appeared to be from Harrisburg, so I took a chance and answered the phone; the call was from state Representative Tony Deluca. It was...

Southwest / Texas - 3 days ago

Michelle Obama’s next project is a companion to ‘Becoming’

dptstaff | October 13, 2019 | LEAD STORY, LOCAL, NEWS | In this Nov. 17, 2018 file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks to the crowd as she presents her anticipated memoir “Becoming” during her book tour stop in Washington. Obama’s first project since “Becoming” is more about her...

Northeast / Pennsylvania - 3 days ago

Alert: this is a critical moment for local Black politics

by Fred Logan, For New Pittsburgh Courier It could not have happened at a better time for Black political struggle in Allegheny County. So, the Black community must “seize the time” and integrate Black protest politics and Black electoral politics On Sept. 20, one White man and two Asian men attac...

Northeast / Pennsylvania - 3 days ago

Protect children, not guns

by Marian Wright Edelman, For New Pittsburgh Courier “Sometimes, I sit back and I have to escape from what I see and hear every day.” I hope this opening line of Milwaukee 11-year-old Sandra Parks’ award-winning essay on gun violence will make enough adults wake up and act to stop the slaughter of...

by Editor Admin - 4 days ago

Anthony Brown & group therAPy tour kickoff in Houston

Anthony Brown & group therAPy kicked off their ‘2econd Wind Live Tour’ in Houston at the House of Blues hosted by radio personality Amber Shaw. Some in attendance included Mike Dixon, Cheryl Thomas Fortune, Rev. Ricky Williams, Bishop Bekah, Alexis “Fly” Jones, and members of the Luke Humble Ch...

West/ North west / California - 4 days ago

Hornets Cruise to Victory Over Mira Mesa

Photos and article by Darrel Wheeler Valencia Parks 9-under Hornets made easy work of Mira Mesa’s visiting Chargers last Saturday at Vic Player stadium at Lincoln High School. Hornet Ballers Antonio Perry, Lonnie Alexander II, Lamar Long, Avonte Banks, Neil Stoutinbury and Devin Davis stopped...

West/ North west / California - 5 days ago

Do you think the government should ban vaping?

STREET BEAT Christelle Bamezon Virginia  “I don’t think they should have control over that. A lot of people need to have control over themselves. It should be controlled, not banned.” Huns Lee Los Angeles “No. If they do, they need to ban cigarettes, too.” Jason Young Los Angeles  “Absolutely. With...

West/ North west / California - 5 days ago

The Bicycle Kitchen has education on the menu

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Every kid dreams of his ir her first bicycle. From learning to ride a bike with training wheels, to advancing to a two-wheeler, it’s a milestone that has become a childhood rite of passage. It’s an enormous sense of freedom to get around on your own power as you ride down the s...

West/ North west / California - 5 days ago

County to establish Probation Oversight Commission

LOS ANGELES — Following up on a promise made nearly two years ago, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Oct. 1 to establish a Probation Oversight Commission with subpoena power through the Office of Inspector General. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas first championed the probation watchdo...

by Editor Admin - 5 days ago

Defender NewsWrap 10/12/2019 Top News Stories of the Week

Trouble continues to brew for Houston mayor Sylvester Turner; Simone Biles is penalized for being great, and the National Urban League's conference is coming to Houston in 2020. We’ve got these stories, and more plus Houston events on NewsWrap with Defender Managing Editor ReShonda Tate Billingsle...